Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director

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ONE lucky punter has won £2,500 after placing a bet on Theresa May becoming Manchester United’s next director of football.

Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director
Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director

The gambler placed a £5 bet on the 62-year-old moving up north and linking up with the Red Devils, after Paddy Power listed her as a potential candidate for the job.

The bookmakers priced her at 500/1, and one chap jumped on the offer – clearly having some inside information that May could soon be working with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director
Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director

Staggered that anyone would place such a bet, Paddy Power took to Twitter to announce they paid the person off for having the audacity to back May.

Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director
Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director

They tweeted: “We’ve just had someone put a fiver on this, so f*** it, we’re paying him out.

“A handy £2,500 for him, enjoy!”

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The punter in question then took to social media where he uploaded a photo of his winning betting slips – having placed two separate £2.50 bets.

Captioning the picture, he said: “It was me. Thanks Paddy xxxx.”

Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director
Punter wins £2,500 for betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd director

May earlier announced her resignation after failing to deliver Brexit, with the Prime Minister to trigger a Tory leadership race on June 7.

She will remain in office for the next two weeks before stepping down as party leader, though she still plans to stay on as MP for Maidenhead.

It was revealed yesterday that one lucky punter logged into his Paddy Power account to find he was £117,000 richer after forgetting a bet he placed.

The man put £5 on a 10-fold accumulator at 23,496/1 where he correctly guessed each outcome of every game from the final day of the 2018/19 Premier League season.